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Kate Ellingham places 5th in the women’s RS:X windsurfing at Kiel

The ISAF Grade One Kiel Regatta concluded Sunday night in Germany with three kiwis making the medal races and finishing inside the top seven in their fleets.

Kate Ellingham in the women’s RS:X and Men’s 470 pair Geoff Woolley and Mark Overington both finished 5th, while Andrew Murdoch was 7th in the Laser.

Bic Techno 293 windsurfer chosen for 2010 Youth Olympic Games

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced the Bic Techno 293 windsurfer and the Byte CII dinghy have been chosen as equipment for the four sailing events at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
The ISAF Executive Committee made the final decision on the equipment for the Youth Olympic Games events, based on the recommendation of the Youth Olympic Games Working Party. The qualification system for the sailing events at the Youth Olympic Games, featuring six continental qualifiers and one World Championship, has also been approved.

Yachting NZ announces 2008 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team

Yachting New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2008 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team today. This team of ten sailors will travel to Arhus, Denmark in July to represent New Zealand at the ISAF Youth World Championships. The 2008 ISAF Youth World Championships is set to be one of the biggest ever with 59 nations and 250 sailors already signed up to compete in Denmark from 10-19 July.
The New Zealand team includes…

French Olympic Sailing Week (Semaine Olympique Francaise)

A silver and a bronze, but not for windsurfing.

SOF Hyeres Regatta after day two

RS:X Women (59 boards), Steffanie Williams – 24th, Kate Ellingham – 29th. RS:X Men (92 boards), Mike Kilduff – 74th


WSSRC Ratifies ALBEAU's Outright Speed Record. The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the Outright World Speed Record of 49.09 knots set by Antoine ALBEAU of France. Antoine ALBEAU (FRA) set the new outright world speed record mark on the purpose built canal in Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, France

ISAF launches introductory rules for racing

In order to help newcomers to sailboat racing, ISAF have produced a one page set of Introductory Rules for Racing complete with some explanatory diagrams. The aim of the Introductory Rules for Racing is simple; make as it easy as possible for people to start racing. Consequently the Introductory Rules are as basic as possible, although they remain compatible with the principles and fundamental rules in the full ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

RS:X Windsurfing - Ashley and Sensini take World Titles

Tom Ashley from New Zealand has secured the 2008 RS:X Men’s World Championship in the medal race sailed in blustery conditions off Takapuna beach. Alessandra Sensini has taken out the women’s title with a win in the medal race today. South easterly winds gusting to 25 knots were seen for the first time during this event and the medal races took place close to shore with a crowd of spectators on the beach and nearby ramp.

RS:X Worlds at Takapuna - interim result final (medal) day

In the mens medal race JP Tobin placed 3rd and Tom Ashley 4th, Zubari (Ashleys greatest threat) placed 9th, and 1st and 2nd were well back coming in, so this should be Toms event. The womens medal race has just started (12:50), this is the decider between Kendall and Sensini. At mark 1 Sensini leads, Barbara is 1 min behind in 4th. Wind is 15-20 knots. ark 2, Sensini leads, Barbara in 3rd 29s behind.

Late start for gold fleet today… Medal Race tomorrow

The top sailors at the RS:X World Championships in Takapuna sailed just one race today following which the overall standings determine the top ten to sail tomorrow’s medal race. Alessandra Sensini ITA closed the gap on overnight leader Barbara Kendall NZL and the old rivals go into the world championships medal race on equal points. Faustine Merret FRA and Marina Alabau ESP are tied up both on 33 points, twelve points adrift of the leaders.
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